Shadows Can Dream

Shadows Can Dream 影子造梦2014 Installation/Mixed Media

Variable (Suggested 110cm x 250 cm panels x 4)

Edition of 5 + AP

A computer program written by the artist in collaboration with Israeli ex-intelligence officer is transcribed with blacklight sensitive ink on white walls. It deals with specific tasks of social networking websites. The program follows a number of users and the users who are followed by these users. Checks for any deleted images or text from any tweets and actively saves a copy by building a separate database and display on a website named “Shadows Can Dream”. Text is only visible under blacklight, invisible under normal lighting. This work deals with the visible and invisible. Also works as a witness or documentation of a certain period of time in certain societies where Internet censorship is present and the need or the urge of writing such a program is necessary.

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